About Lidia's Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Lidia’s Pittsburgh opened in March of 2001, only two years after Lidia Bastianich and her son Joseph Bastianich opened the popular Lidia’s Kansas City, their first venture outside of Manhattan.
Lidia’s Pittsburgh menu concept is a combination of the New York restaurants, Felidia and Becco.
Lidia's is located downtown in the strip district near the Heinz History Center, Benedum Center, Heinz Hall, Byham Theater, PNC Park, and PPG Paints Arena so it's the perfect place to enjoy a great meal before your event.
The menu features a daily pasta tasting, with homemade pastas that incorporate the season's freshest ingredients in addition to hearty Italian favorites such as the osso bucco, a braised heritage pork shank with barley risotto, the scallopine of chicken breast with roasted lemon, capers, and olives, and grilled salmon filet with seasonal contorni.
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:30pm-6:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer on valet and public parking. Street parking is also available near the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please join us for our annual Winter Game Dinner on Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30pm. We will be offering a delectable 4 course dinner designed by Lidia paired with some amazing wines for $85/person. To see the full menu being offered please go to www.lidias-pittsburgh.com. Space is limited for the event so please either call 412-552-0150 to make you reservation or mark that you would like to attend the Game Dinner in the special requests section when making it through OpenTable.
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The seasonal private dining menus capture the warmth of Lidia’s cuisine, evoking an authentic Italian meal in a lovely environment. Italian favorites are highlights of our three to four course dinner options along with our antipasti rustic buffet settings.
Lidia's Pittsburgh Ratings and Reviews
We had a wonderful meal at Lidia's! Service was amazing!! Food was delicious. The dishes at our table were pasta trio, gnocchi and salmon. All equally delicious! And you MUST get the butterscotch dessert. It is worth it to go there just for that alone! The only reason I gave 4 stars for food instead of 5 was being diabetic I requested spinach as my side instead of the standard potatoes and they forgot about this change. It was made right quickly, but the spinach was so salty no one could eat it.:(
There was a forced menu for Valentine's Day which was served almost like a buffet. It was not a quality product for $60 a head - was at par with an all-inclusive or even Olive Garden/average restaurant. Fish was very salty and both entrees were just thrown on the plate. The server was attentive, but this was a terrible experience for $200.
My husband and I went to Lidia's for Valentine's Day. Overall, it was a great experience! Our server was very nice and knowledgeable. The wine was great and the food was wonderful! We enjoyed the bread basket and spreads and dessert was heavenly. My husband had the pasta trio, which he usually orders and was very pleased. Our only complaint was we were seated at one of the small two-tops on the far side of the main dining room. Our table was too small and it was difficult for the server to maneuver. There were larger, empty tables in the restaurant so we thought it would have been better to give everyone more room and seat people at the larger tables.
My husband and I made reservations here for Valentines day. The menu was a shortened dinner menu. It was our first time so we tried the Lidia's trio. The pasta was over cooked, extremely bland, and the display was a mess. For the price it was no where near the relm of a good value. The desert was almost in edible. They served some type of soft fudge covered in black cherries, which as you could image did not look appitizing and nor were they any good. The cookie was hard as a rock and dry, and the coconut cake was so dry I could not imagine it being eaten without a drink. I almost forgot, the meal came with an appetizer for two. The appetizer was basically two long john silver hush puppies and when they said two, they meant two individual balls. Overall was dissapointed in the experience, hopefully it was just because of the day and shortened menu but I would not recommend this.
We have been here several times and I'm always slightly disappointed -- for the money it ought to be better. This time we were there for Valentine's Day. We booked through Open Table, which made no mention of the fact that there would be a pris fixe menu for the night. I chose the short ribs for my main course. While tender, there was bacon in the dish that was not mentioned in the menu description, and I do not eat bacon. I chose the wine pairing and was disappointed to find that the glasses were significantly less filled than one would normally get if ordering separately. The desserts were the best part of the meal. The worst part was getting very sick in the middle of the night. I was fine once the food had left my body, so I know that it was the food. Perhaps the short ribs were too rich? All in all, a disappointing experience and we won't go back there again for dinner anytime soon.
I really like Lidias usually and it was a kind of odd setup because we went for a business dinner on Valentines Day by coincidence... So all they offered was a special Valentines Menu and unfortunately you could see& taste in every course that everything was prepared ahead in larger quantities than usual. So it wasn't at all at their usual standard.
Lydia's Pittsburgh was great! Super tasty, flavorful food, nice wine selection if a bit pricey, but ambiance, service, and spaciousness was really good. We started with burata and it was lovely on toasted bread. Their on the house dips and olive oil is truly delicious! And their bread and bread sticks are all made from scratch at the restaurant. Really yummy! For entrees we had a lemon chicken with a side of garlic broccoli, porcheta so tender and flavorful with roasted potatoes, and manicotti with ricotta and spinach with mushroom ragu. Every dish tasted unique, had deep flavor profile, and was nicely presented. But what really stole my heart was a trio of ice creams. Such surprising and bold flavors each paired with a perfect little cookie. I could eat that for every meal! So delicious! It's worth traveling to and it's reasonably priced. Loved it! Go and eat there, everyone!
an old favorite has declined over time.
waitstaff became overwhelmed with other tables and was unable to attend to us appropriately
wine came well after dinner was served
dessert order was not put in
lidia's was chosen to enhance a 70th birthday celebration, but they failed to make the meal a memorable part of the evening
it is a shame to see what has become of this one time favorite spot
My fiance and I visited Lidia's to celebrate our first year as a couple. We had a helpful and upbeat server named Kody. The food was above average, but not extraordinary. The pasta trio my significant other ordered was a satisfactory dish and gave her enough options to find something she liked. The home made cheese was good. The atmosphere was bustling with pleasant conversation without being overpowering. We tried a variety of wines and drinks with the assistance of our waitress. She was patient and let us try several to find one we would like. She even replaced a drink that wasn't up to our expectations. Our only other disappointment was the time it took before we received a basket of bread. Overall we enjoyed our experience without being blown away by any particular aspect.
The Sunday Brunch was a great value and maybe a best kept secret in Pittsburgh. The Fresh Bread with three different spreads, Antipasti Table with homemade soup and Dolci Table were all very tasty. Make sure you leave room for the main course or Secondi it will be plenty of food and very satisfying
We enjoyed a return visit to Lidias for their wonderful brunch offering which they have on Saturday and Sunday. For one reasonable price you get a free cocktail plus the salad and antipasto table. Then comes your entree from wide variety of choices. Then you visit the dessert table. This is not the great highlight you might expect but it is still nice. Our waiter Jason was efficient and friendly and handsome. Nice visit.
We had a bottle of the Flor prosecco rosé, which was outstanding. Made two trips to the antipasti table, which certainly did not disappoint--especially the warm octopus salad. Our second I arrived promptly when we were finished with antipasti, and still we could all tell that they had been finished recently and not sitting in a window. And who doesn't love to finish with coffee and tiramisu? With the included brunch cocktail, this is a major contender for best brunch value in Pittsburgh.
Have had a bad experience a year ago but decided to give it a second chance...it has gotten worse, from the valet who got paid and were given our key & said we can pick up our car across the street, to unfocused, avg service, mediocre but very expensive entres, and a sorbet that was a cold paste and should never have been served (at least acknowledged as such and not charged)
A true disappointment compared to the original opening days and meticulous management of the past!
The only reason we went is because we had a $100 gift card. And I still nearly spent another $100. I would never go to your place even if I was a millionaire...you are way too expensive and I don't run in the type of circle that can afford ala carte restaurants.
Food was excellent, service was great...but let's face facts.....you probably make 300% profit on each meal...pasta is not that expensive. And...I made reservations online...I wanted 7pm but it was not available. So I chose 5:15. And there were several tables in our section that were open and we stayed past 7 and the tables were never used.
Had family come into town, and only time to get together was Sunday morning for brunch. First thought was to go to Lidias for brunch. We were not disappointed in our selection. All present we're very pleased with the variety of food provided, and its excellent quality. Definitely will continue to keep Lidias on our "go to" list.
This was our first time. It was great. My wife had the lasagna while I had the Seafood soup.
Her dish looked and tasted very good. The seafood soup was something I would like to have again. Could have used a little more seafood, but then again when do they ever have enough? One thing that was not right was the toast that comes with the soup was way over done. OK, burnt. I was going to send it back but a manager noticed it and took it after telling me that he was having it redone. I didn't know it but another manager had noticed it on the way out and he was having it replaced. Also the server was in the process of doing the same thing. So in the end it seems to me that everyone there is concerned with giving you the best meal and service they can, Sure everyone makes mistakes, the important thing is how you and your team correct them. I wish that on my job I had that many team members looking after our reputation. Will we come back? Oh, yes.
My husband and I were in town for a few hours and found this gem on Open Table and made our reservation for a 6:45 dinner. We were seated immediately and were very impressed with the unique decor. The service was excellent, our meals were excellent, and dessert was excellent. I would highly recommend Lidia's.
After visiting Lidias to celebrate a special occasion, we left impressed. The large seating area was very quiet the night we went which was nice, but I can see it getting quite loud were it full. The Osso bucco was divine and the pasta tasting plate was good. The one pasta wasn't fantastic, but the two others were quite good. The best part of our experience was the service. It was absolutely fantastic. Cody was an amazing server that thought of everything and made pleasant conversation with us throughout the night. When I made the reservation on the app, the hostess called me after to confirm and ask if we were celebrating anything and what they could do to aid in our celebration. The restaurant sent a complimentary dessert with congratulations written on it, which was such a lovely addition to our evening. Many of the servers came and thanked our new marine for his service and offered their congratulations for his graduation from Parris Island. We were all so touched. I would definitely recommend Lidias to a friend.
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